Getting Teaching Jobs in Elementary Education

Step-by-Step to Success!

An aspiring teacher (you!) has a lot of options available for a fulfilling career as a professional educator. But...

Did you know...

The nation is training twice as many K-5 elementary school teachers as needed each year...

"...the market is 'flooded with elementary teachers' because universities and colleges don't make the effort to match supply and demand..."

USA Today

You need every advantage you can get!

Read on for my best tips and insights.

Substitute Teaching Leads to Full-Time Work

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Going from sub jobs to real jobs Subbing may be a career choice for those people who want more flexibility their job, or it may be the unfortunately necessary step that a candidate must endure before finding a permanent position. Either way, being a substitute will definitely sharpen your skills as … [Read more...]

Your Ideal Teacher Interview Portfolio

Be ready to "show what you know"

Preparation for your interview is important - and part of prepping is putting together a portfolio. A teacher interview portfolio is not often required; however if one is requested or expected, then you must be certain that you are ready to produce exactly what the interview committee is looking … [Read more...]

Teacher Interview Preparation

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Step-by-step for total confidence

Teacher interview preparation is your secret weapon; nearly every other applicant will show up the the interview without any effort to prepare at all - but not you! No one performs at their best without putting some effort into getting ready.

Step … [Read more...]

Teacher Interview Questions

Give complete answers...but be concise

Responding like a master

Who practices teacher interview questions and answers? You - the successful new teacher! So let's dive in and figure out how to answer the tough ones.

Look at the school's website if they have one

You may or may not glean much information from … [Read more...]

Get Great Results with Your Teacher Resume

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The process of building and maintaining your elementary school teacher resume will help you gain confidence in your teaching credentials and provide practice for your teacher interview. When becoming an elementary teacher, your resume is your personal introduction to the person or committee … [Read more...]

A Teacher Cover Letter Leads to Teacher Interviews

Apply a few tips to head down the right
path...the one that leads to a job.

If your well-crafted teacher resume is your passport to interviews for elementary teacher jobs, your teacher cover letter is your first handshake with the interviewer. The first step is to ensure that your cover letter is tailored for each new job application.

Research before … [Read more...]

How to be a Successful Substitute Teacher

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What will you find when you fill in for the classroom teacher? Well, when it comes to being a substitute teacher and what to do with the kids, pretty much all or nothing or something in between. (Real helpful, huh?) When they know sub teaching is in the cards, some classroom teachers will … [Read more...]